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Best Fantasy and Sci-Fi Books for Teens

The best books of the Fantasy and Science Fiction world that you would think teens would enjoy reading.
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4.29 avg rating — 4,736 ratings
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4.08 avg rating — 1,872,152 ratings
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4.34 avg rating — 9,276 ratings
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4.06 avg rating — 2,833,959 ratings
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4.32 avg rating — 3,034 ratings
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4.28 avg rating — 3,520,364 ratings
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4.27 avg rating — 602,289 ratings
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4.07 avg rating — 434,444 ratings
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4.13 avg rating — 870,382 ratings
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4.29 avg rating — 2,577,714 ratings
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3.85 avg rating — 965,424 ratings
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4.52 avg rating — 631,450 ratings
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4.29 avg rating — 905,469 ratings
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4.43 avg rating — 3,448,494 ratings
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4.29 avg rating — 287,665 ratings
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3.85 avg rating — 625,187 ratings
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3.86 avg rating — 194,165 ratings
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4.74 avg rating — 274,180 ratings
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4.16 avg rating — 199,573 ratings
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3.93 avg rating — 1,635,884 ratings
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4.15 avg rating — 242,754 ratings
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4.24 avg rating — 67,718 ratings
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4.18 avg rating — 1,090 ratings
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4.25 avg rating — 64,351 ratings
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3.91 avg rating — 90,277 ratings
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4.01 avg rating — 53,440 ratings
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4.34 avg rating — 706,253 ratings
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3.86 avg rating — 532,256 ratings
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4.16 avg rating — 56,319 ratings
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3.76 avg rating — 182,118 ratings
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4.15 avg rating — 66,907 ratings
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3.91 avg rating — 126,935 ratings
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4.19 avg rating — 45,404 ratings
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3.81 avg rating — 12,076 ratings
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3.89 avg rating — 34,120 ratings
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4.23 avg rating — 1,692,058 ratings
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4.16 avg rating — 182,733 ratings
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3.88 avg rating — 124,146 ratings
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4.12 avg rating — 79,165 ratings
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4.21 avg rating — 30,377 ratings
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999 books · 917 voters · list created August 2nd, 2009 by Elana (votes) .
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Renae 200 books
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message 1: by Adam (new)

Adam People really should know the difference between sci fi and fantasy. More than half of these books are fantasy.


message 2: by Adam (new)

Adam Sorry, nevermind I thought it just said sci fi ya novels. My bad.


message 3: by HC (new)

HC if you like fantasy novels vote on the list - best fantasy books for pre-teens and children


message 4: by Melliott (new)

Melliott Agreed! This is not a good sci fi list. For people who would like to differentiate:

FANTASY:
World building
Use of magical abilities
Heroic quests or adventures
Moral absolutes: good and evil

vs. SCIENCE FICTION (which shares SOME characteristics but definitely not all!)
World building
Use of technology
Space travel
Alien encounters
Expansionist viewpoint
Contemplation of ethics

And then there are subgenres, such as dystopia, which qualify as sci fi but with some big differences:

Much or even most science fiction is hopeful, positive, and broadening in its view of people in the world (or worlds). The focus of science fiction, even though fraught with problems, is a positive, problem-solving one. It’s people being hopeful about the future manifestation of a better, or at least a different, life.

On the other hand, most dystopian fiction is dark, negative, and limiting in its world view. That’s not to say there aren’t redeeming moments in dystopian fiction, because there are; but they take place from within a world that deliberately tries to squash that kind of thinking, while sci-fi is all about the expansion—of thought, of inventions, of the human place in the universe. Dystopian and post-apocalyptic fiction is about taking what little you are left with after whatever happened—either to you personally and/or to your world—and trying to make it work.


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